As flash floods continue to ravage the country, volunteer platform Asia Heroes was launched and is now appealing for more volunteers to assist with the flood cleanup, nationwide. Thousands of homes have been destroyed by the mud and sludge left behind as a result of these floods. By volunteering, you can help these people get their life back on track much faster. Asia Heroes is a one stop volunteer platform which links those interested to help to people in need. You can become a volunteer, or register your initiatives and connect with aspiring volunteers.
In collaboration with the UPLIFT initiative, Asia Heroes works tirelessly with NGOs, corporate and community groups, statutory bodies and volunteers to achieve its mission of connecting active volunteers to inspiring causes throughout Malaysia, and across the SEA region. FreeMakan, together with UPLIFT (Pertubuhan Bangkit) and the BAC Education Group, have managed to raise RM256,650, for the Malaysia Flood Relief Campaign and are aiming to reach RM500,000 soon. Asia Heroes are looking for more volunteers to help clean these homes as it is just too much work for the current team to cope with. More houses are affected everyday and the work is piling up.
GoodNews caught up with Skills Academy CEO Kumar Nagalingam and he explained that today, 25 volunteers headed for Kg.Tengah, Puchong, to clean up the homes affected by the floods there, after gathering at the VSQ, BAC PJ Campus at 8.30am. They left at 10.00am and reached there about 11.00am. He said that when they were there, they met up with the community mobiliser Shakira. About 400 residences are affected there. The team managed to clean 5 homes and filled up 6 roro bins with damaged furniture. The people there were devastated that the floods wiped out everything in their homes as the water level rose 5 feet high, he added. “Estimates are it will take about 1 week (with help) to completely clean the outside of these houses before they can even start with the inside. Many are exhausted and the elderly folk are helpless. They are waiting for volunteers to come and assist them,” he said.